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April 2018

Lynne Mak – From the Studio

April 20 - June 23
The Art Factory - Coffs Harbour,
84 Bayldon Road, Coffs Harbour,
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A love of the Australian bush and the Coastal environment in which she resides is the driving force behind Lynne’s passion for painting. From rich colourful abstract paintings to bold drawings in ink and wash Lynne paints with a confident flourish befitting an artist of her experience. We are delighted to have her work on exhibition here at the Art Factory and hope you will find the time to call by and enjoy this show. Gallery hours are 9.30am until 4.30pm…

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May 2018

Group Exhibition: Kerry Johns, Frances Larder, Elizabeth Tinker, Timna Taylor & Glen Wilkinson

May 11 @ 10:00 am - July 7 @ 4:00 pm
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

An Open Response features small landscape paintings, made en plein air by Kerry Johns in the forests around Canberra and on the NSW south coast. Elizabeth Tinker’s Cloudscapes series questions whether we take the time to properly look, experience and feel the power of nature. Glen Wilkinson and Timna Taylor present hand-made fibre and ceramic vessels and forms. Frances Larder’s multi-media project The Silent Past of the Buitenkampers explores the loss and trauma experienced by people of mixed Dutch and…

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Hastings Valley Fine Art Association: Gaolhouse to Glasshouse

May 12 @ 10:00 am - July 8 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Gaolhouse to Glasshouse is a celebration of the John Oxley Bicentenary by members of the Hastings Valley Fine Art Association (HVFAA). This exciting exhibition illustrates how artists from HVFAA interpret the last 200 years in our region while linking their work to some historical aspect of our past. Works range from the traditional to the modern in a variety of media and styles; reflecting as they do, an eclectic mix of individual artists. ABOUT HVFAA Hastings Valley Fine Art Association…

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ARTEXPRESS 2018

May 18 - June 24
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

ARTEXPRESS is an annual series of exhibitions that showcase outstanding works by Higher School Certificate Visual Arts students from schools in NSW. The ARTEXPRESS 2018: an exhibition of outstanding works by 2017 Higher School Certificate Visual Arts Students from schools in NSW. selected by Manning Regional Art Gallery focuses on regional students with works exploring culture, society, and the environment. It encompasses a broad range of approaches and expressive forms, including ceramics, collection of works, documented forms, drawing, graphic design,…

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$5 adults; children under 16 free

Submerged: Stories of Australia’s Shipwrecks Exhibition

May 18 - July 28
Coffs Harbour Regional Museum,
215 Harbour Drive (old Courthouse building), Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

Submerged – Stories of Australia’s Shipwrecks is an exhibition from the Australian National Maritime Museum uncovering Australia’s rich shipwreck history. The exhibition is the result of a national project of workshops held across the country to source shipwreck stories. 68 stories were nominated by 46 museums from around Australia with 14 of the most compelling selected to feature in the exhibition. The exhibition will also include a local Coffs Harbour shipwreck: the collision of the Keilawarra and Helen Nicoll in…

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$5 Adult, $3 under 16; Friends & under 5s Free.

Grin Bin Cartoon Exhibition – Bunker Cartoon Gallery

May 25 @ 10:00 am - July 8 @ 4:00 pm
Bunker Cartoon Gallery,
Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450 Australia

Back by popular demand, the ever-popular and comically creative, Mark Lynch returns to Coffs Harbour’s Bunker Cartoon Gallery, with an all-new selection of the ‘Grin Bin’ cartoons. Daily from 25 May to 8 July, 10 am to 4 pm, entry $5 Adult, $3 under 16; Friends & under 5s Free.

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June 2018

PRIMAVERA AT 25: MCA COLLECTION

June 15 @ 10:00 am - August 19 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

Primavera at 25: MCA Collection celebrates twenty-five years of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia’s Primavera exhibition. Exhibition on view 16 June – 19 August 2018. Primavera at 25: MCA Collection celebrates twenty-five years of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia’s Primavera exhibition. Taking this significant milestone as a departure point, Primavera at 25 brings together works by 19 artists and artist groups, who have previously exhibited in Primavera, that explore ideas of transformation, time and history. Established in 1992,…

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Some Like It Hot

June 16 @ 12:00 am - July 15 @ 11:00 pm
Sawtell Art Gallery,
Cr Lyons & Bayldon Roads, opp Sawtell Bowling Club, Sawtell, NSW 2452 Australia

Sawtell Art Gallery Inc latest exhibition is ” Some Like It Hot” , to coincide with the 2018 Sawtell Chillie Festival. Exhibiting artists have interpreted the theme, producing a variety of art work that explores the concept of what is “Hot” . Some artists have interpreted the theme playfully while others have explored the warmth of colour and texture .

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Some Like It Hot Art Exhibition

June 16 - July 15
Sawtell Art Gallery,
Cr Lyons & Bayldon Roads, opp Sawtell Bowling Club, Sawtell, NSW 2452 Australia

Opening Saturday June 16 at 4pm to Sunday July 15 Cnr Lyons & Bayldon Roads Sawtell Entry to Opening Adults $5 (Children and Exhibitors Free) Gallery Hours Tuesday to Sunday 11am – 3pm  $2 Entry fee

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PRIMAVERA AT 25: MCA COLLECTION

June 16 @ 10:00 am - August 19 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

Primavera at 25: MCA Collection celebrates twenty-five years of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia’s Primavera exhibition. Taking this significant milestone as a departure point, Primavera at 25 brings together works by 19 artists and artist groups, who have previously exhibited in Primavera, that explore ideas of transformation, time and history. Established in 1992, Primavera showcases the work of young Australia artists aged 35 years and under. One of the longest-running exhibitions series in the country, Primavera has become a…

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Cut The Ties And Jump

June 19 - 25
Sunset Gallery,
2/11 Murray street, Port Macquarie,

“I’m not a consequence of what happened to me. I am what I choose to be” – Carl Jung Brazilian artist Kalina Juzwiak (“kaju”) sees her art as an extension of her lifestyle – one she chooses to live every day. “Cut the Ties and Jump” is an exhibition that reflects Kalina’s current stage in life. A time in which she is connecting to her inner self, through connecting to the nature that surrounds her. A focus on living, learning,…

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My Art, Your Heart

June 21 - July 2
Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery,
Kinchela Street, Gladstone,

An exhibition of paintings by Fred Bullen at Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery, 5 Kinchela Street, Gladstone NSW 2440 Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10.30am to 4.00pm 19 June to 2 July 2018 Artist Fred Bullen enjoys the challenge of painting a wide variety of subjects using an equally wide range of techniques, but his greatest pleasure comes from hearing that an artwork has unlocked a heartfelt memory for the viewer. You are invited to see how Fred has…

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Winterfest Art Exhibition

June 23 @ 10:00 am - August 1 @ 3:00 pm
Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery,
Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour,

The “Winterfest” Art Exhibition at the Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery showcases works from the Coffs Harbour Creative Arts Group’s members across various disciplines: calligraphy, fibre art, acrylics, pastels, watercolour, and more. Officially opening Saturday, 23 June at 12 noon, come & join us for hot soup & bread rolls. The Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm, with free entry, from23 June to 1 August. All artworks are for sale. For more information, visit the CHCAG’s…

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Doug Moran National Portrait Prize

June 28 - August 12
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

Exhibition Dates: 28 June – 12 August 2018 Exhibition Opening 29 June 6pm $10 entry/$7 ‘Friends’ members For the past 29 years the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (DMNPP) has encouraged both excellence and creativity in contemporary Australian portraiture by asking artists to interpret the look and personality of a chosen sitter, either unknown or well known. Founded by Doug & Greta Moran and family in 1988, the DMNPP is an annual Australian portrait prize supporting Australian artists and the…

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Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize

June 28 - August 12
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

Exhibition Dates: 28 June – 12 August 2018 Exhibition Opening: Friday 29 June 6 pm $10 entry/$7 ‘Friends’ members Established in 2007, the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize (MCPP) is a national competition that awards and promotes Australian contemporary photography and excellence in all forms of still based artwork. The MCPP invites photographers to interpret ‘Contemporary Life in Australia’ with an emphasis on Australians going about their day-to-day life. We aim to encourage the production of photographs taken in Australia, by…

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July 2018

Jason Wing Exhibition @ Glasshouse

July 9 @ 10:00 am - July 20 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

Jason Wing is a Sydney-based artist who strongly identifies with his Chinese and Aboriginal heritage. Wing began as a street artist and has since expanded his practice to incorporate photomedia, installation and painting. Influenced by his bi-cultural upbringing, Wing explores the ongoing challenges that impact his wider community. Wing as an Artist in Residence at the Glasshouse from 25 June to 6 July. During this time Wing worked on new work which has formed part of his exhibition at the…

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Jason Wing – Artist In Residence

July 9 @ 10:00 am - July 20 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

During this time Wing will be working on new work which will form part of his exhibition at the Glasshouse in October. Artist In Residence Monday 9 July to Friday 20 July 2018. Jason Wing is a Sydney-based artist who strongly identifies with his Chinese and Aboriginal heritage. Wing began as a street artist and has since expanded his practice to incorporate photomedia, installation and painting. Influenced by his bi-cultural upbringing, Wing explores the ongoing challenges that impact his wider…

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“Eclectic”at Gladstone

July 10 - 22
Maclean Valley Community Art Gallery Gladstone,
5 Kinchela st, Gladstone NSW,
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In this exhibition, a very diverse group of artists gather to celebrate their differences. Their work ranges from unique ceramics by Sally Hook, the contemporary, abstract paintings of Carol Knight and Sara Wade, to “Ships of the Way” by Sue Gorrell, made from found objects including those taken from musical instruments, with Gethin Coles’ beautiful photographs of the Far North Coast, sculpture and figurative art from Adrienne Hmelnitski and paintings and drawings from Pete Gailey and Chris Wilson. Please come…

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$5 per child - Carer free

Glasshouse sprouts Road Show at Laurieton Library

July 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

The Glasshouse Sprouts program is on the move! Awesome Fun! The Glasshouse Sprouts program is on the move! Kids and their grownups will have fun creating art together! The artworks are inspired by Glasshouse Regional Gallery exhibitions and are a great way to learn creatively. Bring your kids and come along to one of our Glasshouse Sprouts Road Show activities these school holidays. Glasshouse ‘sprouts’ – helping them grow their creativity, learn new skills and make new friends! The activities…

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David Fairbairn Drawn to Print & Aleph Geddis hard/soft 2018 Exhibition

July 13 - September 8
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

Line is the foundation of David Fairbairn’s art: from a density of line work, form emerges. In this exhibition of large scale portraiture, Fairbairn experiments with etching. From the etched line – then corroded and transformed by the printing process – the face and personality of each subject is revealed. The sculptural works of Aleph Geddis live at the intersection of traditional methods and modernist forms, informed by the stylised naturalism of Pacific Northwest carving and the essence of Platonic…

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Northern Exposure 5 Exhibition Opening

July 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

Now in its fifth year, Northern Exposure has become renowned for showcasing the vibrant creativity of the Mid North Coast. Northern Exposure 5 Exhibition Opening Exhibition openings are a great opportunity to mingle with friends, artists, curators and learn more about the latest exhibitions The Glasshouse Regional Gallery invites you and a guest to the opening of:- Northern Exposure 5 Entry is free. Drinks can be purchased at the bar. Bookings essential. Northern Exposure 5 Exhibition viewing dates: 14 July…

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Exhibition Opening – David Fairbairn and Aleph Geddis hard/soft 2018

July 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Coffs Harbour Regional Art Gallery,
Duke Street, Coffs Harbour,

In these large-scale, etched portraits, the face and personality of each sitter emerges from a density of line work: David Fairbairn’s exhibition is both a culmination of intense artistic investigation and a psychological journey. The sculptural works of Aleph Geddis live at the intersection of traditional methods and modernist forms, informed by woodworking and carving practices of the Pacific Northwest (USA) and Japan, and the essence of Platonic solids. All welcome, please join us for drinks and nibbles and lots…

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Northern Exposure 5 ON VIEW

July 14 @ 10:00 am - September 9 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

Now in its fifth year, Northern Exposure has become renowned for showcasing the vibrant creativity of the Mid North Coast. Northern Exposure 5 Exhibition viewing dates: 14 July – 9 September 2018 Northern Exposure is back! Bigger, brighter and more inspiring than ever before. Now in its fifth year, Northern Exposure has become renowned for showcasing the vibrant creativity of the Mid North Coast. The exhibition presents a cross section of artistic practice, including sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, mosaic…

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Child $5 Carer Free

Glasshouse Sprouts Road Show at Wauchope Library

July 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

The Glasshouse Sprouts program is on the move! Awesome Fun! The Glasshouse Sprouts program is on the move! Kids and their grownups will have fun creating art together! The artworks are inspired by Glasshouse Regional Gallery exhibitions and are a great way to learn creatively. Bring your kids and come along to one of our Glasshouse Sprouts Road Show activities these school holidays. Glasshouse ‘sprouts’ – helping them grow their creativity, learn new skills and make new friends! The activities…

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